Not a single Premier League striker has scored like Olivier Giroud from the day the Frenchman made his first official match in England’s No. 1 league.
Earlier this morning, Chelsea had a match with Aston Villa at home in round 16 of the Premier League. Unlike football prediction experts, the Blues have the advantage of playing at home, but still have to accept sharing points with visitors from Birmingham.
In this match, Olivier Giroud was the one who brought the opening goal for the Stamford Bridge team. In the 34th minute, starting from a cross from Ben Chiwell, the French striker had a very classy header into the near corner, making goalkeeper Martinez unstoppable. Unfortunately, the former Arsenal star’s efforts could not help Chelsea win 3 full points when El Ghazi scored to bring home a 1-1 draw for Aston Villa in the 50th minute.
With only 1 point in front of Aston Villa, Chelsea continued to sink into crisis when it was the fourth game that coach and coach Frank Lampard could not sing the triumphal song in the last 5 rounds. Before that, Chelsea disappointed live football viewers when they had a weak performance against Arsenal on Boxing Day (losing 1-3).
However, personally, this is still an excellent game for striker Olivier Giroud. With his strike last night, the 34-year-old general raised the total number of head-to-head goals he scored in the Premier League to 32 since he played his first match in the misty country in January 8, 2012.
From the milestone since the day Giroud moved to the Premier League, he is the King to score with the head of the tournament when there is no name that can match the 1m93 striker in this respect.
The fact that Giroud continued to open fire caused coach Frank Lampard to carefully consider whether he or Tammy Abraham will play at the spearhead of the team.